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Starts
Amsterdam
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North Holland
Ends
Amsterdam
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Start and end in Amsterdam! With the bicycle tour Highlights of Holland by Barge, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 6 other destinations in Netherlands. Highlights of Holland by Barge includes an expert guide and more.
Age range
2 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
35
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle, Discovery

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  • EN
    Written on November 23, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I travelled solo on the guided cycling tour Highlights of Holland by Barge. I booked as twinshare to be paired up with a same sex traveller but ended up having the cabin to myself, as the barge was only half full for this week. The food was always plentiful and tasty, perfect to fuel and refuel for a day out & about cycling. The crew were friendly and the Category B+ barge was comfortable while cozy with ensuite cabins. The guide, Koen, cycled with us each day and had good local knowledge with always a story to share. The cycling was leisurely and peaceful through typical flat Dutch countryside on dedicated cycle paths or quiet roads via quaint towns and villages. Vehicles were always courteous to us so safety was never an issue. Keep an eye on those headwinds though as they can sure add a little more fun to the cycling! Rain is also a possibility in Holland, so best to be prepared with the right gear. The bikes were comfortable and well maintained, with the crew helping out for any adjustments. It was interesting sailing through locks and learning about the mechanisms. The evenings were well spent wandering around town with free time – and the opportunity to eat more well-deserved apple pie! Thanks UTracks for a great week in Holland.
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam, short cycle along Amstel River (20km / 12.5mi)
  2. Day 2: Cycle through lake areas to Leiden, the birth place of Rembrandt (55km / 34mi)
  3. Day 3: Cycle past the seaside and dunes to Zandvoort ending at Haarlem (50km / 31mi)
  4. Day 4: Cross North Sea canal by ferry, cycle to cheese town Alkmaar (50km / 31mi)
  5. Day 5: Cycle to unique wood and dune area, or optional rest day (55km / 34mi)
  6. Day 6: Cycle past windmills of Schermerhorn to Hoorn and Purmerend (45km / 28mi)
  7. Day 7: Cycle along IJssel Lake en route to Amsterdam (50km / 31mi)
  8. Day 8: Trip concludes Amsterdam

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  • How much cycling is there per day?

    Below you will find a summary of the ride distances:

    Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, short cycle along Amstel River (20km)
    Day 2 Cycle through lake areas to Leiden (55km)
    Day 3 Cycle past Zandvoort ending at Haarlem (50km )
    Day 4 Cross North Sea canal by ferry, cycle to Alkmaar (50km)
    Day 5 Cycle or optional rest day (55km)
    Day 6 Cycle past windmills to Hoorn and Purmerend (45km)
    Day 7 Cycle along IJssel Lake en route to Amsterdam (50km)
    Day 8 Trip concludes Amsterdam

  • Can we bike half the daily recommended km (20 km a day instead of 40 km). Or do we have to decide in the morning that we will bike the whole day, the full 40 km?

    If you decide not to cycle the distance laid out for the day, you can hop in a cab (with bikes) and transport yourself to the meeting point with the barge, the cost for this will be your own. Another alternative would be to consider an e-bike, get the 40 Km done quicker.

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Location
Start and end in Amsterdam.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this UTracks booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 October 2018 the full payment of $1,142 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1142 for Highlights of Holland by Barge, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 150 km.
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • 36 km
  • Leiden (Netherlands)
  • 24 km
  • Zandvoort (Netherlands)
  • 7 km
  • Haarlem (Netherlands)
  • 29 km
  • Alkmaar (Netherlands)
  • 10 km
  • Schermerhorn (Netherlands)
  • 12 km
  • Hoorn (Netherlands)
  • 32 km
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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